It’s helpful to understand the advantages and disadvantages of PTZ cameras. Here is a list of PTZ camera pros or advantages.
Large Field of View
PTZ cameras move anywhere between zero pan/tilt and the full 360 degree pan/180 degree tilt. This gives control over the required field of view (FOV). PTZ cameras can be paired with stationary cameras to augment monitoring capability.
Motion-Based Auto Tracking
Auto tracking adjusts the field of view on the fly to follow moving objects in many PTZ cameras. It’s typically best applied in quiet areas with minimal movement.
Time-Based Auto Scan
Pan, tilt and zoom presets can be timed to capture different fields of view (FOV) over a surveillance zone.
Remote Camera Control
Tracking suspicious activity has never been easier with PTZ cameras. Remote camera control allows users to change the camera’s field of view without having to go onsite.
Optical and digital zoom features are useful features for PTZ cameras that allow you to see objects from miles away or focus on the details important for surveillance.